“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends”
I’ve had that Beatles song running through my head this afternoon…not that I mind, I adore the Beatles, so having a Beatles song as an earworm companion is not what I call a bad afternoon. Now let me just caveat this post by saying many people think this song is about drugs, which John Lennon denied…although for my money it pretty much seems like that’s what it’s about…however, for the sake of this post let’s just go with John Lennon’s claims and assume the song is not, in fact, about drugs, ok? Thanks.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a glorious week on vacation with my kids. We went on adventures, we lazed around, we ate too much, we watched sunsets…and other than a snorkeling trip in some pretty rough waters where I had to work pretty hard to get where I was going, I did not get a single workout in during my week away.
Now, part of that was purposeful. I run my body pretty hard on a daily basis, and I think it’s important to allow my body to rest at times. But, if I’m being honest, another part of that was simply not having the accountability of my weekly schedule that forces me to be active.
I’ve been thinking a lot about that this afternoon…and, what I think often goes hand in hand, our very human tendency to get down on ourselves when we aren’t able to achieve our goals on our own.
But, my friends, we get by with a little help from our friends.
I wonder how we might change if, instead of getting down on ourselves when we don’t achieve our goals on our own, we might celebrate the fact that we live in community. I wonder how it might feel to celebrate the accountability we need as a method for further and deeper human connection. I wonder how it might feel if we really did choose to get by with a little help from our friends.
My dear friends, I hope today you can celebrate the community you live in, you can celebrate the accountability you need as an opportunity for human connection. I hope you can celebrate your need to get by with a little help from your friends.
And reach out for some accountability ideas/help…I have some ideas percolating…we can do this, together.
I hope you have an amazing week, my friends.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!